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Xia·men 1

 (shyä′mən) also A·moy (ä-moi′)
A city of southeast China east-northeast of Guangzhou on the Taiwan Strait. It was a treaty port following the Opium War (1839-1842).

Xia·men 2

 (shyä′mən)
n.
See Amoy2.

[After Xiamen.]

Xiamen

(ˈʃjɑːˈmɛn)
n
(Placename) a variant transliteration of the Chinese name for Amoy

Xia•men

(ˈʃyɑˈmœn)

also Hsiamen



n.
1. an island near the Chinese mainland in the Taiwan Strait.
2. a seaport on this island. 507,390.
Also called Amoy.
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With its prominent waterside location near the bridge from Xiamen Island, the hotel is highly visible from much of central Xiamen and emulates the citys symbol of the egret in its design.
Xiamen island, Fuzhou, Putian, and Quanzhou in Fujian Province, in the "western Taiwan Strait coastal area," for instance, received high marks from Taiwanese businesses covered by the survey, thanks to the approval by the State Council of a plan to employ experimental economic liberalization measures for Taiwanese businesses in that area.